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Perch on Tip Ups???

3/4/18 @ 9:44 AM
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Merrimic91
Merrimic91
User since 6/25/07

I use my BD tip ups for mainly walleye and pike. I know ~20 years ago while out with my dad we used to catch perch on them (actually my first fish was a perch on a tip up). Is this an efficient way to target perch? If so, what are some good techniques to set up and fish tip ups for perch?

Thanks for the advice in advance!

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3/7/18 @ 1:37 PM
PimplySwede
User since 1/6/09

I take the baits I use for perch fishing on my deadstick rod and tie them to the tip up leader, and put a small minnow on the hook.

3/6/18 @ 8:27 PM
MRGLAX
User since 10/20/05
When setting for perch I like to use the Jig-A-Whopper Tiger Willow or Forrage Minnow Jig (not spoon) style.  Big Rosies hooked through the tail so they dangle there about a foot off bottom usually does the trick. 

3/5/18 @ 3:53 PM
BugleTrout
BugleTrout
User since 9/27/01

I use this style of tip up for perch fishing.  You can adjust the tension on the spool and make it so that there virtually no resistance.  

3/5/18 @ 3:34 PM
lip rippin
MEMBER since 4/16/09

I use 3 jacktrap tip ups made just for perch fishing they work great 2 ft  fl carb to a small gold blade 6 inches to a single gold hook.The size of the minnow can make a huge difference.  I seem to have better luck with the bigger size baits I would say 75% of the time. There is great perch fishing to be had in the area just have to go find them.

3/4/18 @ 8:24 PM
jaybeeturtle
User since 3/17/06

I use 2 ft 4 lb floro leader attached to tha swivel and a #14 trebble or #10 red Eagle Claw hook. Best piece of advice I can give ya: Don't use a sinker.  You will get less drops. I use a big swivel that provides a little weight to take the fathead down. Also make sure your spindle is greased

3/4/18 @ 8:15 PM
crawriverrat
crawriverrat
User since 10/27/02
I usually use 4lb for perch, and a size 14 ir 16 treble that wont be overkill for a crappie minnow. I use my beaver dams.  The biggest difference is the hookset.  I grab the board  my index finger against the spindle and give it a good yank.  If its a bigger fish it can take line, if not you dont risk the perch dropping it when you pick up your tip-up.  

3/4/18 @ 3:46 PM
utahman
User since 3/9/03

Try the lighter arctics, the pastic blue and black ones they have weaker springs. I use live minnows. Set up for  the same depths as you would normally. two inches to a foot off the bottom for perch and suspend different depths for crappies. use good two pound test for the leader and really tiny trebles. works real well. I dont know why you dont see more people trying it.

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